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. assassination in afghanistan. mandy -- mandy clark reports that president garzy's brother was gunned down. cynthia bowers in a city so strapped it's firing cops as soon as they get their badge. and the first, first lady of the modern age, bill whitaker remembers betty ford who forever changed how america views the white house. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from washington. >> pelley: good evening. it was a striking thing, today, to hear the president of the united states say that he cannot guarantee the 27 million social security checks that you are due to be mailed august 3rd. august 3rd is the day after the government will default on its debts if democrats and republicans do not agree to increase the nation's borrowing limit. both sides say they won't raise the limit without a deal to massively cut the federal deficit. a u.s. default would shake the world economy. the stakes could not be higher. time is growing short. in our interview, president obama said the situation is dangerous. >> we met the president this morning at
an answer that we never expected? >> i'm trying to get out of afghanistan to all places. that's where the money's at. >> i want to go, too. >> pelley: you're trying to go to afghanistan? what are you trying to do in afghanistan? >> rebuild. >> rebuild. >> make a living. >> pelley: how many people think there are opportunities in afghanistan? >> oh, i know it. >> pelley: turns out their aerospace skills fit the war, and the war fits their special sense of duty. >> these people maintained, built and operated a human space flight program and produced for the american people, produced the crown jewel for the united states, and that's what we want to do. >> pelley: how many of you expected to retire in the space program? everybody. how many of you have dipped into your retirement savings at this point? so you're spending your future that you were socking away. >> well, i figure the day i wake up dead, i won't go to work. >> the bottom line is there's not going to be anything for me to retire on. >> pelley: difficult as the jobs picture is tonight, there was celebration this morning here at
out in afghanistan or ahmed wali karzai. the president wept openly during the burial at one point climbing inside the grave to help move his brother's body. ahmed karzai was murdered yesterday by a trusted body guard. >>> there will be a second memorial service in michigan tonight for former first lady betty ford. she died friday at age 93 was mourned at funeral services yesterday in palm desert, among those attending, rosalyn carter, hillary clinton. >>> prince fielder got mvp for this three-run homer in the fourth inning. >>> 14 minutes past the hour. here's chris. >> thanks so much. >>> a blistering heat wave continues across large sections of the country, from texas to the east coast while parts of the northeast will finally see some relief today. cbs's betty nguyen is in times square with more for us today. hi betty. >> reporter: hi there chris. we've been lucky in new york, seen temperatures in the high 90s but in the plains states, this heat wave is fueling one of the worst droughts that many have seen in decades. crippling heat gripped half of the nation tuesday as the nat
with an assassination in afghanistan. the powerful half-brother of afghan president hamid karzai was murdered this morning. officials say that ahmed wali karzai was shot to death by one of his own bodyguards at his home in kandahar. cbs news correspondent mandy clark is there. >> god willing there will be an answer of pain and suffering on the people, and peace and security will be implemented in our country so that no other afghan family will go through such pains that we all have suffered. >> reporter: ahmed wali karzai was a controversial figure. he was widely seen as the de facto governor of kandahar province, giving orders to public officials behind the scenes, but more importantly in this society, solving tribal disputes. over the years there were persistent reports that he was involved in drug trafficking. in an interview last year with cbs news, he dismissed those allegations. >> no one came up with any proof that i am involved in any illegal activity. >> reporter: the security situation here is mixed. the taliban do not operate freely in the city, but have launched occasional spectac
awarded the medal of honor to an army ranger who served in afghanistan. in 2008 sergeant first class leroy pea tree and his team were sh shot. his heroic acts saved the lives of two of his comrades. >> whenever you have a chance or opportunity to thank them, shake their hand, give them a pat on the back for the job they've done because they've earned it, that's the greatest reward any service member can get is a simple thank you. >> insurgesergeant petrie is thd to receive the nation's highest military award. we'll have more of him coming up on "the early show." i'm betty nguyen. this is the "cbs morning news." ♪ there's another way to minimize litter box odor: purina tidy cats. tidy cats premium line of litters now works harder to help neutralize odors in multiple-cat homes. and our improved formula also helps eliminate dust. so it's easier than ever to keep your house smelling just the way you want it. purina tidy cats. keep your home smelling like home. a vacation on a budget with expedia. make it work. booking a flight by itself is an uh-oh. see if we can "stitch" together a better d
far off. good morning to you at home. two u.s. toldiers were killed in afghanistan this morning after they were shot by an afghan intelligence agency. the americans were part of a nato reconstruction team in a province 60 miles north of kabul the capital. the afghan agent reportedly got into the argument with the soldiers as the convoy passed their house. >>> astronauts aboard the space shuttle "atlantis" will spend their first day checking the shuttle's heat shields from liftoff. good morning, mark. >> reporter: it's hard to imagine the shuttle as a museum piece but after this mission that's exactly what it's going to become after one last trip to resupply the space station. with one final startling burst of power, "atlantis" reached for the heavens and history. >> from the shoulders of space shuttle, america will continue the dream. >> reporter: the last launch for the shuttle, the last space coast spectacular. chris bell's family was awed. >> i know how much enjoyment, how much excitement i got just seeing it launch on television and going to space camp and being a part growing up
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